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Kantara-star Rishab Shetty breaks into Top 5 of list of Most Popular Male Stars in Kannada

The list, which is updated month-on-month still has Yash in the Numero Uno position.

Kantara-star Rishab Shetty breaks into Top 5 of list of Most Popular Male Stars in Kannada
Rishab Shetty
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 08.50 AM, Nov 19, 2022


Rishab Shetty is currently an enjoying a career high like never before. The actor-director, whose latest release, Kantara, took the box office by storm across the country and is currently the highest grossing Kannada film that has recorded well over 1 crore ticket sales in Karnataka, is the toast of town, literally, wherever he goes. His film has been dubbed a divine blockbuster and found favour with pretty much everyone who has seen it.

It is, therefore, no wonder that Rishab has broken into the list of Most Popular Male Stars in Kannada, as maintained by Ormax Media, a specialised media consulting firm in tracking, testing and forecasting-led analytics and consulting for films, TV, OTT, news, music and sports. What is even more interesting that riding on his current popularity, Rishab has made it to the top 5 of the list, which is his all-time highest rank, as per Ormax.

The list is still led by Rocking Star Yash, who features on Ormax’s lists for pretty much all languages. Also in the top five along with Yash and Rishab are Sudeep, Darshan and Rakshit Shetty. Interestingly, Darshan is the only one among the top 5 to not have a pan-India star tag and is riding solely on his popularity back home. While Yash is a phenomenon across the country with the KGF series, Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona catapulted him back into that league, while Rakshit broke into the circle with 777 Charlie this year.

Rishab, meanwhile, is currently in Dubai, where he is enjoying a well-deserved break after the hectic pre and post-release promotions of Kantara across the country. Once back, he is expected to return to his acting commitments, Bachelor Party, Bell Bottom 2 and begin pre-prod on his planned directorial with Century Star Shivarajkumar. An earlier film that he had announced, Rudraprayag, will now be on the backburner for a while as that is also a forest-based subject.